Reports and Publications

CONNECT’s primary focus is to deliver economic growth resulting in improved livelihoods over the long term. Our partnerships, with clearly defined goals and exit strategies developed and agreed with MSME partners prior to investment, are the catalysts for change.

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IMC Worldwide wins Collaboration Champion of the Year Award for UKaid funded RAP3 CONNECT partnership with Unilever Nepal Limited
a public private initiative to promote female entrepreneurs.

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In an unprecedented move to improve financial inclusion and support economic growth in the Mid and Far West of Nepal, Prabhu Bank Limited (PBL) has taken the bank to farmers’ door steps significantly easing a normally cumbersome and expensive process for farmers.

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10 Entrepreneurs from the Mid and Far West of Nepal travelled to Kathmandu earlier this month for the chance to feature on the nationwide TV show, Idea Studio Season 2.

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Three organizations from the development, banking and private sectors are joining hands to launch a Programme in partnership to enable 100 high potential women in the Mid Western and Far Western Development Regions of Nepal to set-up small businesses.

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CONNECT, RAP3’s Business Development initiative, kicked off with a meeting in Doti on 6th June, 2016. Chaired by the LDO of Doti, Mr. Basudev Regmi, the meeting was introduced to the idea of a business incubation centre called the Idea Studio. Part of the Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM), it provides a platform for innovators and experts from academia, the private, technical and development sectors, to transform innovative ideas into successful businesses. From more than 600 ideas in the fields of agriculture, education, information technology and tourism, a total of 35 of the most creative business ideas were selected for mentorship at the incubation centre. Rupesh Krishna Shrestha, Associate Professor from Kathmandu University and the Departmental Director of Idea Studio, explained how Idea Studio invites concepts and ideas to the following address: PO Box 376 Bakhundol, Lalitpur, website: www.ideastudio.org.np phone number: 01-5520374 or contact RAP3 Office in Doti, phone number: 094420233, email: indra.adhikari@rapnepal.com

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Idea Studio Nepal, a collaboration between academia, the private sector, and the media and development sectors, announces the call for submissions for Season Two.

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